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Conversations on Health Disparities: Cultural Humility at Online - Through Zoom

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Join us Wednesday, October 14, 7:00 p.m. for a conversation via Zoom with Dr. Duane T. Loynes Sr. about Cultural Humility. Duane T. Loynes Sr., PhD is Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Africana Studies at Rhodes College. His research and teaching are situated at the sweet spot where race, philosophy, religion, culture, and justice intersect. Dr. Loynes is currently researching the fractured relationship between Black communities and law enforcement, applying the theoretical frameworks of Afro-pessimism, critical race theory, and unconscious bias to understand the complex dynamics of anti-Black state violence in the United States. He also trains healthcare professionals and students on developing practices to minimize the role that implicit bias plays in framing the patient-provider relationship. This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff at UTHSC. Please RSVP via UTHSC Engage and click “I will be attending.”

Because the root cause of health disparities is social inequality, effective healthcare practice must become responsive in social context. Clinical practitioners who acquire structural competence and cultural humility can become more skilled and compassionate providers as well as more effective advocates for policy change that builds equity. This session will focus on building skills to practice cultural humility.

Prior to joining the Conversation, please view a brief lecture by Dr. Loynes via the Conversations on Health Disparities Mediasite Channel. This introductory video (available a week before the event) will provide you with the background you need to participate in this discussion. Feel free to submit questions in advance to Dr. Brandy Brown ( This session will be recorded, and a link to the recording will be posted to our Mediasite Channel following the event.

Participants enrolled in the Co-Curricular Certificate in Social Determinants of Health may received credit toward their certificate by attending this event and filling out a self-reflection afterward.

If you would like to be enrolled in the SDoH Co-Curricular Certificate, please indicate your interest on this Curricular Pathway Interest Form.

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Brandy Brown

Phone: 901-448-3413
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